Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Development, Care Delivery Strategy and Venture Investments

Chris Grant

Chris Grant is the Chief Operating Officer at Kaiser Permanente and serves as a member of the senior executive management team. In addition to overseeing Corporate Development, Mergers and Acquisitions and Care Delivery Strategy, Grant is managing director of Kaiser Permanente’s venture capital group. Grant co-founded the investment program in 2000 and has overseen more than 50 investments in highly innovative medical technology companies. Kaiser Permanente’s successful venture investment function is designed to support the company's health care mission while generating venture capital rates of return. Grant has served as a board director or advisor to over a dozen medical technology and service companies.

Prior to the formation of the venture fund in 2000, Grant was responsible for creating, developing and managing a portfolio of new products and business lines for the organization. Before joining Kaiser Permanente in 1995, Grant held several positions on the Business Development and Financial Management Team of Rockwell International Corp. He served on Gov. Brown’s Job Creation Advisory Committee and currently serves on the boards of the East Bay Foundation for Health Education, the Pleasanton partnerships in Education Foundation and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Council. He is a trustee of his local school district and serves as an advisor to the California Healthcare Foundation’s investment program and the Health and Science Department of Dominican University.

Grant has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has completed executive management programs at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), as well as Venture Capital Institute undergraduate and graduate programs.


"It was easy for us to build a strong relationship with Kaiser Permanente’s Corporate Development team because they share our commitment to high-quality health care and interest in innovation. Their impressive understanding of our industry and the marketplace allowed us to structure a service model that worked well for both parties and retained the values of both our organizations."
Jim Booth, Chief Executive Officer, Comfort Keepers Franchising, Inc.

"This team is extremely responsive and thoughtful in their evaluation of opportunities so they can fully understand and maximize their potential in delivering on care quality and patient interests/satisfaction. They quickly set themselves apart because of their sophisticated understanding of health care rooted in Kaiser Permanente’s well-established integrated care delivery system. Their unique industry position gives them the ability to quickly and productively integrate new and enhanced products and services into patient care."
Court H. Houseworth, Managing Director, Cain Brothers & Company, LLC

"The transactional skills, technical capabilities and professionalism of Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development and Ventures are among the best I've seen. Their involvement significantly accelerated Broadlane's relationship with Kaiser Permanente."
Bob Brada, President, Broadlane

"Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development is focused on driving the highest possible quality of care delivery and efficiency. Their strong business acumen, high professionalism and negotiating abilities achieved great operational success that allowed Nursefinders to navigate a large and complex organization. From our experience, their team is industry leading in all regard."
Bob Livonius, Nursefinders

"Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development was central to the merger and integration of the Buena Ventura Medical Group into Kaiser Permanente. Their thorough due diligence, market knowledge and commitment to a true partnership allowed for a smooth integration that ultimately benefited the citizens of Buena Ventura county as well as Kaiser Permanente members."
Jim Malone, Buena Ventura Medical Group

"LifeStation has had the pleasure of partnering with Kaiser Permanente’s Corporate Development group for the last two years. The team’s commitment to Kaiser’s goals and finding the best solution for their members was immediately evident in their rigorous partner selection process. We have often commented within our company on their professionalism and dedication. Collaborating with the Kaiser Corporate Development group has made our company better as they constantly push us and themselves as they work to improve the quality of care that the KP system delivers to their membership."
Daniel Oppenheim, LifeStation, Inc.

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